Tim will probably ring in and say what HE meant by this, but I can say what it means to me. The Bondage of Legalism is what a group is being hampered by when they emphasize that THEY have some ONE SINGLE thing right that everyone else has wrong. They select a day of the week and proclaim that everyone is wrong if they do not recognize THAT day as THE day we are to dedicate to God. They select ONE name for God from somewhere in Scripture and proclaim that everyone is wrong if they refer to God by any other name. We had visitors one Sunday when we commemorated the Lords Supper (called Communion in some churches). The man got me aside after service and castigated me because we did not have a foot-washing before sharing the bread and cup. He apparently remembered nothing of the message, the fellowship, the psalms we sang, the prayers we shared; his mind was engulfed by ONE thing which to him overshadowed all else; we had not washed each others feet before sharing the bread and the fruit of the vine. That, to me, is the bondage of legalism.